Synology today launched RackStation RS3618xs, a 12-bay rackmount NAS providing performance, capacity scaling and optimised virtualisation solutions for expanding businesses. 

RS3618xs is a 2U RackStation NAS powered by an Intel Xeon D-1521 quad-core CPU and 8GB DDR4 ECC UDIMM RAM, expandable up to 64GB. The four plug-and-play Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports can be expanded with higher performance 10GbE NICs through the PCIe 3.0 slot, providing over 3,900 MBps throughput and 143,500 iSCSI IOPS.

Besides the native 12-drive support, the storage capacity can be further expanded up to 432TB when connecting to two RX1217(RP), providing on-the-fly volume expansion. Its capability to support massive storage space on demand makes it ideal to serve as a virtualisation solution, a centralised file server, a backup target or iSCSI storage. 

“RS3618xs is an enterprise storage solution that meets the demands of large enterprises,” said Jason Fan, Product Manager at Synology Inc. “Businesses can benefit from its comprehensive storage technology, including instant snapshots, SSD caching and high availability, keeping data safe and increasing efficiency.”  

RS3618xs runs on DiskStation Manager, the operating system for Synology NAS devices, with various applications such as file sharing, data backup, or collaboration tools to enhance work productivity. Certified by VMware, Citrix, Microsoft Hyper-V, and OpenStack Cinder, RS3618xs can be easily integrated into a company’s virtualisation environment. 

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